The Accord far outsells the Civic because it is designed for America's penchant for larger cars. The Accord sold in Europe and elsewhere is smaller (it is rebadged as the Acura TSX in America), although still larger than the Civic.
I approve the styling, but don't mistake it for an Audi, or tailgate to make sure...
Did you not think about the size of the car before you bought it? It just takes some getting use to.
--Just purchased a 2007 Accord V6. Drove over 500 miles to LA and San Diego. The size does take a little getting used to because the hood slopes way, as well as the tail is hard to see out the rear, that makes parking difficult.
One cannot compare the Accord to the Civic. They are totally different cars. The Civic is a sub-compact. I test drove a Civic Si and though it handled well and was faster, the seats were not nearly as comfortable as the Accord. The Honda Accord is the top rated family sedan by Consumer reports, as the Civic the top rated sub-compact.
I also drove a VW GTI. It had much more comfortable seats and handled extremely well. Maintenance is an issue historically with VW, so I went with two Honda cars: The Element SC and Accord. We also had a VW Eurovan that was high maintenance.
The road noise on all Honda cars take a bit getting used to. The quick solution is to turn the stereo up and you reduce the road noise. Hondas do not have the same ride as a Range Rover or Porsche which I have both. You pay for what you get in luxury cars. Hondas are a bargain in automotive transportation. Once you drive a Honda for a week you get the feeling that all other cars are over priced. The feed back from the steering is very good and suspension as good as family cars need to be. Hondas are not BMW's, but have a character of its own. I once owned a BMW Bavaria that was much more solid and a much better ride. But here again, you end up paying in maintenance for the BMW. Honda's have the field beat for trouble free, excellent overall cars. Our Honda Prelude is possibly the best sports sedan ever for utility and handling.
That is the car Honda needs to bring back. The Prelude. Great ride, handling, and comfort. With the back seat folded down I could even fit a surfboard in the trunk. An inexpensive NSX with a real trunk!
I drove my bosses NSX and owned a TL type S until recently. There is absolutely no comparison... my hp was almost identical. However the NSX was a track car... mid engine. The only comparison I would say is that low speeds it was very drivable like a basic Honda. I have also driven my sons Viper RT/10 and would buy that before an NSX. The NSX would be great if it had more hp however.
The NSX is in a class by itself. Race car drivers buy NSXs not Vipers. Horse power is not everything.
A/C "booster" button? That must be a new option for '06... The Accord VP is a better car than the Civic EX any day of the week.
My local Honda dealership loaned me a new Honda Civic EX to drive while my Accord V6 was in the shop. I admit it was a nice little car to zip around town in, but I still like my Accord better.
I have owned my 2006 accord for one year and love it. It has plenty of power for only being a 4 cylinder and the ride is smooth. I do not have any issues with the heat or AC. In fact, I get heat in 5 minutes on the coldest day. The only complaint I have is the breaking system. When it snows, the ABS engages way too much so the car will slide several feet before stopping, and this is when the car is traveling only 20 miles per hour. The car does have a lot of road noise; however, it is very tolerable. As for the size of the car, I find it on the small side for a mid-sized car (which is nice) because I have driven mid-size cars, and SUV's, that were a lot bigger and harder to manage while driving and parking.
16:51 is the the most uninformed comment I have ever read on Car Survey. Do your homework on the low production race inspired Vipers on tracks.
This is a review on a Honda Accord not a viper there isn't any comparison of the two!
I bought a 2006 Honda Accord a year ago and I haven't had a problem with it. I love the size because I'm a big guy 6'3" 260lbs. It has plenty of room for me and my friends.
I am amazed with the four cylinder that will outrun a lot of other cars. The car handles like a dream. The ABS works good, but it does kick in too early on ice, but seeing that I live in Texas, that's not much of a problem.
Overall I'll give it a 9.5 out of 10.
Honestly, who wrote this review? My mom has an 06 Civic and and 06 Accord, and I drive a 99 Nissan Sentra. I'm 6'1, and when I drive my little Datsun I feel like I'm a giant.
The 06 civic is big for a small car, and the Accord is only about an inch wider. I love the Civic, and I love the Accord. The Civic is the only small car where a big guy like me doesn't really feel super crammed, but the Accord is a big mans car, I have all the leg room I want.
Both heat up very nicely, and the A/C is not the best ever, but it's all quality and doesn't break, so I'd rather have good A/C that never breaks in my Honda than super cold A/C in a GM vehicle, and have the compressor go bad at 60 thousand miles. Forget that!
The accord is an awesome car all around. It's really sad GM dealers sell their crappy cars. Did they ever go drive a Honda or a Toyota, and maybe see what they're doing wrong??
"A/C "booster" button?" Perhaps that is the button between the one that says "seat ejector" and the other that says "release oil slick"
Just because you bought the wrong car and can't handle its size, does not make it a bad car. Just a bad car for you. There is a huge difference.
After one nightmare experience with a Civic, which was by far the most poorly built and unreliable car we were ever cursed with, I wouldn't look at ANY Honda (or any other Japanese trash) ever again. I enjoy working on cars, just not every weekend. We'll stick with our totally reliable GM vehicles from now on. Over 110,000 miles with not a single repair of any kind. Can't tell it from brand new when it is cleaned up.
I prefer GM as well. I just put new headlight bulbs in my son's Civic EX. What a royal pain that was!